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King JohnFolger Theatre
Nov. 14 – Dec. 2 Aaron Posner directs this epic struggle of power and the turbulent reign of Shakespeare’s earliest king. With Kate Eastwood Norris as Philip the Bastard and Holly Twyford as Constance, Arthur’s tragic mother.
Billy Elliot the MusicalSignature Theatre
Nov. 13, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019 Based on the powerful and acclaimed film, Billy Elliot swept the Tony, Drama Desk, and Olivier awards for Best Musical, by combining a dynamic score by the legendary Elton John with sensational dance to create a heartwarming, inspirational and triumphant experience for the entire family.
The Second City's Love FactuallyThe Kennedy Center
Dec. 4 – 31 A holiday satire from the twisted minds at The Second City, which gets to the truth of December life, love, and romance.
Mannheim Steamroller ChristmasStrathmore
Sun. Dec 2 Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with dazzling multimedia effects and the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.
Funky Miracle - Groovin' On the Pike: After Hours At the LibraryColumbia Pike Branch Library
Fri. Dec 7 New Orleans-style funk and blues are what's up when Funky Miracle is in the house!
Remembering Vietnam: HelicoptersNational Archives
Mon. Nov 19 Vietnam-era helicopters on the front lawn of the National Archives
Sat. Dec 8 Wainwright commemorates the 20th anniversary of his debut by performing material from Rufus Wainwright and Poses.
The Hip Hop NutcrackerStrathmore
Dec. 18 – 19 A dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, and an electric violinist bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in contemporary New York City.
Yael Weiss: 32 Bright CloudsStrathmore
Thu. Jan 24, 2019 32 Bright Clouds aims to harness music’s great power for unity and peace.
Sun. Jan 20, 2019 Step Afrika! celebrates 25 years of stepping while paying homage to the company’s deep connections to South African dance, music, and culture.
Home Free: A Country ChristmasStrathmore
Sun. Nov 25 The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor.
Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton MarsalisStrathmore
Dec. 14 – 15 Jazz up your holiday celebration with the legendary Marsalis!
Gil Shaham, violin & Akira Eguchi, pianoStrathmore
Thu. Nov 15
National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's MessiahThe Kennedy Center
Dec. 20 – 23
Washington National Opera: Silent NightThe Kennedy Center
Nov. 14 – 25
Royal Concertgebouw OrchestraThe Kennedy Center
Wed. Feb 13, 2019
Ballet West: The NutcrackerThe Kennedy Center
Dec. 5 – 9
A Christmas MesseFolger Theatre
Dec. 15 – 23
NSO Pops: Walt Disney Animation Studios—A Decade in ConcertThe Kennedy Center
Nov. 23 – 25
Churchill's ShakespeareFolger Shakespeare Library
Thru Jan. 6, 2019
AnastasiaThe Kennedy Center
Nov. 13 – 25
Simone Dinnerstein, pianoThe Kennedy Center
Thu. Dec 6
Remembering VietnamNational Archives
Thru Jan. 6, 2019